ERIC Number: ED330059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Eight Barriers to Changing Traditional Behavior: Part Two. Insights on Educational Policy and Practice, Number 19.
Mutchler, Sue E.
Insights on Educational Policy and Practice, n19 Apr 1990
Findings of a survey conducted in 1989 to identify the difficulties facing educational practitioners when initiating shared decision making in school-based management are presented in this educational policy bulletin. The first of a two-issue report examined five of the eight major barriers to changing traditional behavior: fear of taking risks, fear of losing power, resistance to changing roles and responsibilities, lack of trust, and lack of definition and clarity. The last three obstacles--inadequate or inappropriate resources, lack of skills, and lack of hierarchical support--are discussed in this issue. A conclusion is that given the interdependent nature of the educational system, change at the school site level must be accompanied by change at all levels of the system. (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: For part one, see EA 022 771.